The London Theatre: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces, Volume 7

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Whittingham and Arliss, 1815 - English drama

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Page 5 - I am sure she is not so handsome. I wish she was out of the family once; if she was, I might then stand a chance of being my lady's favourite myself. Ay, and perhaps of getting one of my young masters for a sweetheart, or at least the chaplain — but as to him, there would be no such great catch if I should get him. I will try for him, however...
Page 18 - ... per annum, is to be made over till me for my life; and at my death is to descend till ye and your issue — the peerage of Lumbercourt, you ken, will follow of course — so, sir, you see there are three impleecit boroughs, the whole patrimony of Lumbercourt, and a peerage at one slap — why it is a stroke — a hit — a hit — a capital hit, mon.
Page 11 - Beside the river Dee; He worked and sang from morn till night — No lark more blithe than he; And this the burden of his song Forever used to be: "I envy nobody — no, not I — And nobody envies me!
Page 32 - ... as vehemently as she could do for the life of her; ay, and turned up the whites of mine een, till the strings awmost cracked again.
Page 32 - O ! numbers — numbers. Now, sir, this cracked creature used to pray, and sing, and sigh, and groan, and weep, and wail, and gnash her teeth constantly, morning and evening, at the tabernacle in Moorfields.
Page 9 - Let me see — on the fifteenth of June, at half an hour past five in the morning — [Taking out a Pocket-book.] — I left my father's house, unknown to any one, having made free with a coat and jacket of our gardener's which fitted me, by way of a disguise : - — so says my pocket-book ; and chance directing me to this village, on the twentieth of the same month I procured a recommendation to the worshipful...
Page 29 - ... a friend ? What is it you shrug up your shoulders at, sir? Eger. At my own ignorance, sir; for I understand neither the philosophy nor the morality of your doctrine. Sir P.
Page 9 - ... in close conference with Miss Constantia. I know what they are about, but that is no business of mine ; and, therefore, I made bold to listen a little; because, you know, sir, one would be sure, before one took away anybody's reputation.
Page 6 - I'll assure you! why, you must certainly be a great philosopher, Sir, to moralize and declaim so charmingly as you do, about honour and conscience, when your doors are beset with bailiffs, and not one single guinea in your pocket to bribe the villains. Gay. Don't be witty, and give your advice, Sirrah!
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